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  • The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Learning from Customer Reported Defects

    by Emanuil Slavov on  Jun 24, 2017

    Investigating the root causes of customer reported defects will have a great impact on your organization. The best ways to ensure customer satisfaction, lower costs and increase employee engagement is to look inside — you already have the data. At the end, it’s all about continuous improvement.

  • Are Unit Tests Part of Your Team’s Performance Reviews?

    by Eli Lopian on  May 24, 2017

    No matter how often you conduct performance reviews, there is no doubt unit testing should be one of the metrics measured. Eli Lopian explains what makes a good unit test and how to measure them to ensure your development team is truly agile.

  • When the Jobs Go Marching in

    by Alex Barros on  May 02, 2017

    Alex discusses the rising demand for IT workers in the next decades and the implications of the different approaches employed by people to fulfill this demand. It introduces the distinction between “professionals” and “practitioners”, discusses the possible different outcomes from each group as they are embedded within businesses, and provides some recommendations.

Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Apr 20, 2017

Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering; he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches .

Q&A on The Manager‘s Path with Camille Fournier

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 18, 2017

The book The Manager’s Path gives insight into managing engineers and what it takes to be a technical manager, discusses challenges of technical leadership and provides advice on dealing with them.

How to Sell Refactoring? The Case of Nordea Bank AB

Posted by Michał Bartyzel Łukasz Korczyński on  Apr 09, 2017

When you think about refactoring, you think about transformations such Extract Class. They are important in your everyday work with the code. Now we focus on the strategic code refactoring.

2017 State of Testing Report

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2017

The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. 2

Enhance Your Testing Skills with Mindset Tools

Posted by Vivien Ibironke Ibiyemi on  Apr 05, 2017

This article is about how I discovered a way to grow my test mindset needed for the testing and delivery of quality products, and how my discovery has been useful in enhancing my testing skills.

Using Structured Conversations to Discover Your MVP

Posted by Ellen Gottesdiener Tomas Björkholm on  Mar 29, 2017

This article explains an approach for finding your MVP in which stakeholders collaborate in Structured Conversations using the7 Product Dimensions.

Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Mar 27, 2017

This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at adopting agile and improving large organizations.

Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

Posted by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

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